To save time, money, and potential frustration, I decided to spray paint it. This concept scared me, mainly because I thought that the knobs would look hideous spray painted and I’d be forced to live with them. But I was willing to take the chance.
The project that terrified me the most during my master bathroom makeover was this faucet. I just wasn’t a fan of the chrome and it looked cheap. Evan and I thought about replacing it, but the one we wanted from Lowe’s was almost $300 (no thanks!). I shopped online to see if I could find something less expensive, but soon nixed that idea when Evan mentioned that he wasn’t sure how he could replace the faucet without completely removing the tub.
The new light fixtures and sink faucets that Evan installed were oil rubbed bronze, so we went with Rustoleum’s look-alike version.
To start the project, I blanketed the tub, tile, floor, and parts of the wall with garbage bags and painter’s tape. Rustoleum will stick to any surface, but I wanted to make sure that the spray paint wouldn’t eventually flake off over time and after repeated use. Therefore, I buffed the faucet as best as I could using 60-grit sandpaper.
And then I applied six or seven thin coats of spray paint to the faucet to avoid any drips. Once the paint was dry, I removed the garbage bags and tape, caulked the edges of the faucet, and… that’s it! It was a really simple fix that saved me hundreds.
Even though I’m still not crazy about the shape of the faucet, I don’t think it looks half bad! It works just fine, too; the water doesn’t affect it at all. What do you think?
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